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Some Scratch Head: Wonder Why R.I. Fed Prosecutors Were Left Out of Loop on Major Drug Bust Linked to Mexican Cartels

U.S. Atty. Peter Neronha/gov photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The unusual circumstances warranted this headline in the Providence Journal on Wednesday: “U.S. Prosecutors Left in the Cold on Drug Bust.”

The paper reported that when state police and DEA agents in Providence, R.I., last week announced the seizure of 145 pounds of cocaine, $1.2 million in cash and the arrest of three men allegedly linked to the Mexican drug cartels, “it came as news” to fed prosecutors.

“We were unaware of this investigation,” Jim Martin, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha, told the paper. “These are the types of cases we certainly would want to prioritize.”

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